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About Monarch

 
At Monarch High School there is no limit to how far your imagination, hard work and education can take you. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves to explore and discover new paths to success. Monarch is large enough to offer outstanding opportunities in academics, arts, athletics, and activities, yet small enough to help students take advantage of them. Our students do more than fulfill the requirements for a high school degree; they experience dynamic classes and exciting activities that will help them discover themselves and the world.

Monarch focuses on the education of each student to prepare them to take their place in a technologically driven world. Our dynamic academic and extracurricular programs promote student involvement, academic excellence, independent thinking and creative expression. Monarch faculty and students encourage social and emotional development of individuals and expect individuals to assume responsibility for their learning and behavior.

The Faculty Behind Our Students

Behind every Monarch student is a team of qualified, committed, and energetic faculty and staff. Faculty average more than 15 years of experience and more than 65 percent hold advanced degrees. To ensure success, our faculty is always available to meet with students individually. And long after the last bell rings, our staff continues to cheer on the Coyotes through their involvement in Monarch sports, activities and clubs.

Leveraging Technology to Teach

Our 21st Century electronic classrooms use digital projectors, SMART Boards, and wireless clickers. Monarch's AP Biology classroom is one of a few in the world with state-of-the-art 3-D technology for visualizing and rotating molecules. Our video editing studio acquired all new equipment in 2009. And our curriculum is as modern as our equipment, with specialized classes in Computer Science, Website Design and Application System Analysis.

Uploading assignments, thumb drives, and e-mail are commonplace. Teacher websites offer assignment recaps and extra tools to help students succeed. Technology is embedded into assignments, and it is not uncommon for students to develop PowerPoint presentations or movies to give their assignments that extra punch.

Monarch students, parents, faculty, and staff are a small and energetic community with enough enthusiasm to make things happen at school and in our surrounding towns. And we do. Through clubs like National Honor Society and Key Club, and on their own initiative, students volunteer at places like Avista Hospital and the Butterfly Pavilion, help support the Invisible Children organization, and work with local children and senior citizens.